Makeup and Muses: Looks for Summer

Tarte Smooth Operator: The Tarte tinted moisturizer is oil-free, which is great during the hot summer months. It contains SPF 20--and I think we all know by now just how important it is to truly protect our skin, especially our face, from the sun. You can get this light-coverage, tinted moisturizer at Sephora for $36, and it comes in a variety of shades!

Julie Hewett Camillia lip balm: This lightweight lip treatment smells like a creamsicle, which only adds to its appeal in the summer. For only $14 you can get this wonderful lip balm that comes in natural, ruby or rose with UVA protection. The balm is made of Oleic oils and anti-oxidants, and is actually good enough to use on your lips or your entire face.

Sally Hansen insta dri nail polishes: I happen to have the Sally Hansen insta-dri in pink and it's beautiful! But you should get it in every color as it's really inexpensive and actually dries instantly. The brush is really different from other brushes, which some people may or may not like, but the quick dry makes it ideal for the summer. You can also try out the Sally Hansen Salon Effects if you can master the strips! I have a pair of these that I have yet to use, but I promise I will give them a go this summer for sure!

Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo: I recently bought this dry shampoo, which I mentioned in a makeup and muses post back in April. I've used it a couple of times so far and I actually like it. Some people are wary of dry shampoos, but they are actually great if you are going a day or two without washing your hair. FYI - people with really curly hair usually don't need to wash their tresses as often).
Neiman Marcus Filtered Water Bottles: For $24 you get 24 ounces of pure, filtered water that is contained in an eco-friendly bottle from Neiman Marcus. The bottle filters for taste and potential contaminants and is clearly reusable.

Now I know this isn't a makeup product or a skincare item per se, but when it comes to the summer, it's always great to have a water bottle with you so you can keep hydrated. The fact that these are both cute and good for the environment are just added bonuses.

What are some of your makeup essentials for summer?